Mitt Romney has been a GOP presidential nominee, governor of Massachusetts and is a senator from Utah. But President Donald Trump says that Romney’s opposition to him has ruined his future with the Republican Party.
Trump said Utah “is the home of our worst senator.” He clarified, “That’s Mitt Romney. Mike Lee is doing excellent. I didn’t want to get them confused.”
Romney, of course, was the only Republican senator to vote to remove Trump in the impeachment trial.
“It’s very personal when they do that,” Trump said at the rally.
He said all other Republicans in Congress stuck with him on impeachment — and Romney essentially gave him half a vote by supporting only one of the articles of impeachment, abuse of power. “That was Romney, what a beaut,” Trump said.
“Remember he was walking with the Black Lives Matter, saying, ‘Yes, I’m a member of Black Lives Matter,’” Trump said. “He had a lot of mask on, I’ll tell you that.”
Romney said then that the president’s comments and tweets “are simply jaw-dropping.”
Romney did not vote for Trump four years ago, voting for his wife instead. He has said he will not vote for Trump this year but has not yet said whom he will support.
Trump was not the only Utahn attacked by Trump at the rally in Pennsylvania. The president also went after Evan McMullin, the independent who ran for president four years ago.
“What a loser,” Trump said. He complained that polls suggested that McMullin might win in Utah, although he finished third. “Even Hillary [Clinton] beat him.”
Trump had trouble remembering McMullin’s name and said it was “McMuffin, I think, something like that,” and described the bald McMullin as “the guy with the shaved head.”